All of the feedback below is unsolicited. It is simply previous clients that have emailed and written to us, wanting to thank us for doing such a good job.
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Goodwood House, Chichester (Boogie 6-Piece)
Dear Olly and all members of the Jazz Soul Boogie Band,
A very very big thank you to you all for making our wedding day so special back on February 19th. Not only was the music perfectly chosen by you but we have had so many comments about the standard of musicianship and what nice blokes you all were! Everything you did seem to be completely perfect and we will have no hesitation in hiring you again (we’ve got two of our kids with the 21st birthdays coming up!), or recommending you to anyone else. If you want any referencing done then please let us know. Once again, thank you very much for all that you did. With Best wishes, Liz and John.
Oxford, Botley (Quintet)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you from me and Teddy for Saturday. You and your band were absolutely fantastic! We loved it, and so many of the guests have said how great they though you were – definitely one of the wedding highlights! The first dance was perfect (our dancing somewhat less so!). One thing we’ve been trying to remember is the song we did our second, more impromptu dance to later on in the evening – it was more of a samba type beat. I don’t suppose you recall [Olly’s response: it was ‘Sway’ 🙂 ]. Anyway, thank you so much – you helped make it a really brilliant night. All the best, Kate
To Olly & the Band,
Thank you so much for making our wedding so much fun! The music was perfect! Thank you for backing the singers we selected. Everyone had such a fantastic time and are still talking about ‘The Band’. Thank you for the CD too. It was very generous of you. Our wedding day was truly perfect and we are so exceited for our future together! Lots of love, Cat & Eli.
Dear Olly, We would like to thank you very much for putting on such a great performance at our wedding at the Bodleian on Nov 17th. We were a little apprehensive beforehand as it’s always very difficult to get such a small party going. But you’ve managed fantastically well.
Everyone I spoke to was singing you praises. Also, the caterer was very impressed. Perhaps you’ll manage to build a working relationship. Your style of playing and your choice of music did fit exactly what we had hoped for. You’ve been very accommodating and worked perfectly around our requirements on the day.
Thanks a million! We shall certainly recommend you to all of our friends looking for a great wedding band. Very best wishes for 2013! Oliver & Helen”
Claverdon, (Jazz/Soul Quintet)
“Hi Olly, Just starting to surface after the weekend! I had to write and thank you and your band for making our evening so special. We have had so many compliments about what a great band we had. I was concerned that quite a few people were not dancing but it turns out that they just wanted to sit and listen. Bill loved the last session as you may have noticed, with his wild dancing. I hope we have another occasion to invite you to Claverdon. I am sure you will convey our thanks to the rest of the band. God Bless you, Pat.”
Burhill Golf Club, Weybridge (Jazz/Soul Quartet)
“Dear Olly, We just wanted to thank you and your band for playing so brilliantly at our wedding. The mood and atmosphere were absolutely what we wanted. A special thank you for playing our first dance so well – it was very special for us. We really enjoyed our day and will treasure the memories for many years. We hope you are well, Ed and Emma Boyns”
Ufton Court, nr Reading (Boogie 6-Piece)
“Dear Olly, First of all, many thanks to you and the band for such great music last Saturday – the playing was absolutely fantastic and was exactly what it we had hoped it would be. Special thanks also to the chap playing the trumpet for entertaining all the children, whilst you were tuning up, with an impromptu game of “name that tune” – they really loved that, especially when he started to play the James Bond theme-tune! Apparently, weddings are now better than birthdays because of you and the band!
During the evening we had many congratulations on “finding” such an excellent band, and quite few along the lines of “it’s not like listening to a wedding-band, it’s like being at a gig”, which is precisely what it did feel like for us. Many years ago we had a fantastic night out in a jazz cellar in Paris called “Caveau de la Huchette”, and we had the same warm fuzzy feeling on Saturday as we did then. We had an evening surrounded by friends and family dancing to our kind of music excellently played – fantastic. You must have been doing something extra-special to get my two older brothers dancing like dervishes…
Organising a wedding is supposed to be a stressful affair, but it isn’t when you have the pleasure of dealing with professionals and from our very first contact that is how we found you to be. It’s a real relief to deal with people who keep in touch and do what they say they will do, when they say they will do it.
We would happily recommend you and your band to anyone who wants a highly organised, friendly, professional group of proper musicians who really can deliver, and we’d be more than happy for the above comments to be used on your website.
With many thanks, and much love, Mark and Amy”
Le Pont de la Tour Grill and Bar, Tower Bridge, London (Jazz Swing Quartet)
“Olly, We wanted to send a massive THANK YOU to you and the band for making our wedding reception on Sunday an absolutely stunning event. You guys were fantastic and just what we’d hoped for. The music was spot on – fun, classic, stylish and really got our friends and family dancing. So many people have been saying good things about the band and music and asking about it.
My dad, who plays in a street band himself, said that you were one of the best function bands he’s seen perform, largely because of the energy and managing to capture the mood of the room. I’ve had another friend say they were surprised when they found we’d chosen jazz music for the party, but when it played, everyone enjoyed it immensely and just wanted to dance! We’ll be passing on your details to friends.
Thanks for the encore, for the effortless organisation, and for making the evening a fun event for everyone. We loved it! Cheers, Zac & Ashley”
St Michael’s Manor, St Albans (Boogie 5-piece)
“Just a quick note to say thanks for putting on a great performance for my wedding bash. There were many musicians in the crowd that would usually be hard to please but you read it perfectly and everybody was really complimentary about the music and the high standard of the musicians. Overall we had a great time and your were part of making it so great. Thank you and I will for sure be recommending you to others 🙂 Take care! Nige & Heather”
Farnham Castle (Boogie 5-piece)
“Dear Olly, A belated thank you for playing with your band at our wedding reception. We had a perfect day, which finished with fantastic music from you that everyone has raved about since. We loved your version of Truly by Lionel Richie for our first dance. Thank you again, Vicky & Peter”
Bridgewater, Somerset (Solo piano / vocals)
“Dear Olly, Thank you so much for being such a big part of our day. You were absolutely amazing. Our friends commented on what a great voice you have and how talented you are – you helped make our day so special. Hope to see you very soon, love Mr & Mrs Wykes!” Jenni & Will
Yarnton Manor, Oxford (Jazz Swing Trio)
“Dear Olly, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. So many people commented on how great the band was and it really made my night for you to be there and for me to be able to sing to my new husband. Thanks a million. Love, Annabel & Steve”
Four Seasons Hotel, London (Boogie 6-piece band)
“Olly is a great singer and entertainer. He made our son’s Bar mitzvah a special and memorable evening. I cannot recommend him enough – book the band!!” Nick Morris
Dorothea Mitchell Hall, Claverdon (Solo Piano and Jazz Swing Quintet)
“Olly, All 110 guests said that you and the band were fabulous. Myself and Vic were blown away not only by your musical talents (which were awesome) but also your servant heart and dedication to providing exactly what we wanted. If you want a testimonial for your website we’d be happy to deliver a glowing report of your fabulousness. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting a soul / swing / boogie band – I’ve not heard better (apart from Selwyn Jazz obviously!). Once again many thanks to you and the band. Paul (Fraz) and Vic”
Coseners House, Abingdon (Boogie 5-piece)
“Dear Olly, Just a quick note to say thank you once again to you and the band for making our party so special on Saturday night. Everyone really enjoyed it and said how wonderful they thought you were. The music was an important element of the day for us and we were really pleased with how it all went. Do pass on our best wishes to everyone in the band. All the best. Jane and Alf”
Lains Barn, Oxfordshire (Boogie 5-piece)
“To Olly and the band, You were completely amazing – everyone loved you and you really made the night. Out of all the decisions we made about the wedding, I can safely say that booking you and the band was the best (and there is nothing we would change about the day so that is the best compliment I can give!) I would recommend you to anyone wholeheartedly. I have had so many comments about how totally fantastic you were and a couple of people asking for details for their own do! Just a small something to say thank you so very very much and that it would not have been the same party without you at all.” Vicki and Lee Abberton
Homerton College, Cambridge (Jazz Swing & Latin Trio)
“Thanks again for an entertaining afternoon. I have lots of excellent feedback about you and your swing band and we hope to have you back again next year. Best Regards, Peck Howe (HR Manager, Webtec Products Ltd)”
Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey (Solo Piano)
“Hi Olly, Yes it was a bubbly day wasn’t it! And I so enjoyed your playing. We really enjoyed the day and seeing everyone. From the comments I’ve had, people had a good time and your playing was the icing on the cake and encouraged the great atmosphere. It was a memorable occasion for us.” Carol & Chris
Hertfordshire (Jazz & Soul Quartet)
“Olly – THANK YOU! for such a fab evening’s entertainment at our wedding. Your wedding swing band – jazz, soul and jive passed even our highest expectations and it was such a thrill that everyone was having such a good time dancing like crazy to your music! Thank you again, it was a night to remember. So glad we could book you and thanks for making everything run so professionally. Hope to see and hear you at one of your future gigs! Pete & Sarah James”
Abingdon (Boogie 4-piece)
“Dear Olly & the rest of the band, We wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding reception – you were so fantastic. We’ve had so many comments since about how good you were. You even managed to get both our grandmothers dancing – that’s amazing, especially considering both use walking sticks. Thanks again – I haven’t danced like I did that evening since student days!” Teresa & Simon, Long Gallery.
Betchworth, Surrey (Boogie 4-piece)
“Dear Olly, Katherine and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for an excellent performance at our wedding on 6th October. You and your band really made our evening get off with a swing & everyone really enjoyed your performance too. We had so many comments from people saying how much they enjoyed your band. Anyway, thank you once again. Yours sincerely, Mark & Katherine”.
Wales (Jazz Soul Boogie 4-piece)
“Ben and I just wanted to drop you a line to say THE BIGGEST Thank you to you and your awesome function band!! We were so excited about you guys playing at the wedding – but honestly had no idea just how fantastic you would be. You honestly helped make our night something a little more special – I felt like we were in our own little Hollywood film – so many magical moments – all to a brilliant back drop of our fave music !!!
I think every girl dreams about how magical her wedding day will be, for me the music was always going to be so important – and you certainly didn’t let me down! So thank you! I have been recommending you to everyone I know that is getting married – and I am racking my brains for another excuse to be able to book you again…..! Hope you are well. Many thanks Tracey and Ben Chesters”
Surbiton, Surrey (Quartet)
Dearest Olly and Gang!
Firstly apologies for the delay in thanking you guys. I am not quite sure where September has gone! Thank you though for a super, fantastic night. Your music was absolutely brilliant and everyone just loved you and throught that you ‘rocked’. I knew when I saw you last Christmas at the Gordon Bennett’s that you would be perfect for my party and you certainly did not fail. I only wish we could do it all again and hope to see you guys again for some more serious Boogie-woogie. Wishing you all the best best, with love & dance! Sarah G.
Hertfordshire (‘Big Sound’ Boogie 6-piece)
Just a quick note to say a huge thank-you for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding! Lots of the guests commented that you were the best function band they’d ever seen, and you certainly helped to make it all a perfect day for Lizzy and I – we really, really appreciated your talent, energy and enthusiasm. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band members. Richard & Lizzy Blakesley”
Suffolk (Boogie 4-piece)
“Hi Olly, We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the guys for making our wedding evening so so memorable, you’re by far the best live band we’ve ever heard, our guests have been amazed at how fabulous you are…Thank you for our first dance song it was a lovely version and we really enjoyed it! Thanks again for making our wedding very very special we’ll never forget you and we really hope to see you again. All our love Rachael and Matt Warnes”
Kent (Jazz Soul 4-piece)
“Dear Olly, Apologies for my belated email, but the last few weeks seem to have disappeared before my eyes! I wanted to write and thank you a million times for the truly spectacular music you provided for us at our wedding at the end of May. You were even better than we’d hoped (and we were already expecting great things!). Absolutely everyone commented on how fabulous you were, and we couldn’t have asked for more. You made my dad’s YEAR by letting him play with you, I think he enjoyed it even more than being father of the bride for the day! All the very best, and I don’t doubt that next time my parents want to throw a party – you’ll be getting a call from them to book you! Kind regards, Clare & Dan Twiss”
Chiddingfold, Surrey (Boogie 4-piece)
“Hi Olly, George and I wanted to write to you to say a massive THANK YOU for making our wedding such a fantastic day. We absolutely loved the band – the swing, soul and boogie was all fantastic and EVERYONE has commented saying that they thought you were the best live band they had heard at a wedding. All my friends, My mothers friends, granny’s etc – so you were enjoyed by all ages! Our day was fab, thanks for making it so special – We will highly recommend you to people and if you ever want us to write a testimonial we would be happy to! Thanks again so much – we loved it!
Camilla and George”
Oxford (Solo piano)
“Hi Olly! Just a note to thank you for your fantastic performance at our wedding on 19th August. You really helped to make our day special. Many people commented on your playing and singing as being outstanding – and they are musicians! Thanks again for everything! Best wishes, Adam and Melanie”
Warwick (Boogie 4-piece)
“Just a quick e mail to say thanks again for making such a great day into the greatest. You and the band were superb – not only was the music and atmosphere created spot on, but all the members were friendly, easy going and extremely professional. All our guests were wowed by your swing, soul and boogie set, my only wish is that it could have gone on all night! You will be highly recommended by myself and others for future events. Steve and Karen”
Ascot (Jazz Quartet)
Dear Olly, many, many thanks to you all for your fab music on Friday and making the party in the purple pleasure palace such a success. The gushing thanks continue to pour in and I’m thoroughly enjoying basking in your reflected glory! Thanks again, Glynis”
Tetbury (Boogie 4-piece)
“Dear Olly, well, I’m pretty lost for words! You and your fellow band members were absolutely fantastic on Friday and totally excelled our expectations, you truly made the day end on the perfect note. We’ve had so many comments on how amazing you all sounded and the length of time you played for, that I’m sure you’ll be hounded for more bookings, Tom and I are so grateful to you all for traveling the distance, maintaining frequent contact with us prior to the day and sounding so bloody good. You certainly made our perfect day even better! Right, I’ve got some packing to do as we are off to Cuba for a few weeks, but I’m hoping that we will require your musical talents in the not too distant future! Thanks Olly. Rach and Tom”
London Bar Mitzvah for Josh Morris (The Jazz Soul Boogie Band 6-Piece)
“Dear Olly and the Band, the Morris family cannot thank you enough for the wonderful uplifting music and atmosphere you showered us with on Saturday night at Joshua’s Bar mitzvah. You are such a kind and warm man and that shines through with your music. I have had so many emails and text messages about the evening and the music. We danced and boogied all night from the Israeli dancing to the Time Warp! with Richard O’Brien.
I just wish we could do the whole party again, and the Jazz Soul Boogie Band has won a warm place in all the Morris hearts. Georgia really loved singing with the swing band, and Veronica told me that you helped make Saturday the best night the Morris family has ever had. I could go on and on. I would be honoured to be a reference for any potential parties in the future. Keep well and giving so much kindness to everyone. All our love, The Morris Medical Mafia of North London!!”
Losely Park, Guildford (The Jazz Soul Boogie Band Jazz Quartet)
Dear Olly, please accept our apologies for not getting back to you sooner. The wedding, honeymoon, BA losing our luggage, Christmas, New Year etc. rather got in the way of our writing thank you letters!
Everybody thought that you did absolutely amazing work at our wedding in December. When you are living and working in New York, as we were when we booked you for the event, you are never too sure whether you’ve made the right decision or not, but you and the band performed wonderfully and naturally so that everybody could join in from 7 to 87!
Not only was the music well chosen, you made sure that we felt like a million dollars all the way through and you couldn’t have been more accommodating had you tried. Everybody really enjoyed themselves and I know that a couple of guests have been in touch already to see if you are available for events later in the year so with any luck there’ll be more of that to come. Our photographer took some photos of you and the guys which can be found at www.jaimieandjackie.com by clicking on “photo album” and then “volume V”. Many, many thanks again for a cracking job, Jaimie and Jackie Brown”
Oxford (Boogie 4-piece)
“Dear Olly, we wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for your brilliant performance at our wedding a few weeks ago. You put life and soul into the music and it really made our night. It was wonderful to see all our family and friends on the dancefloor. We have some very special memories. We will keep an eye on your giglist and hope to come and see you play again! Anna & Baz D’Arcy”
Lancashire (Jazz Quartet)
“Hi Olly, a quick note to extend many thanks for performing magnificently at our wedding! We enjoyed the music hugely, and it fitted superbly with the relaxed atmosphere we were going for. We enjoyed both the funky dancing and the jazzy swing numbers, which were enjoyed by trendy cousins and grandparents alike. Your reviews from the punters were rather good, I must say – and I gather we missed a fantastic last set! I was rather in two minds about going, but we didn’t want the party to die as soon as we’d left – and I had a tired new wife! So many, many thanks – we’d recommend you to anyone!” David Griffiths
Oxford (Boogie 4-piece)
Dear Olly, we wanted to drop you an email to thank you so much for playing at our wedding party – the band was fantastic! Everyone had a great time and we’ve had a lot of compliments about the music. You got everyone up dancing and made sure everyone had a great time. We will give your details to anyone else who gets married! Thanks again to you and your band.” Claire and Damian Bird
Cambridge (Jazz Quartet)
“Hi Olly, I was on leave last week and so have not had chance until now to say thank you to you and your band for last Sunday at Jesus College, Cambridge. The afternoon was a definite success and I hope that you all didn’t get too hot in the sun trap that was Chapel Court!”
Tracy Coultas, Webtec Products Ltd
South Wales (Jazz Quartet)
“Hi Olly! Just want to thank you again for playing at our wedding, the music was just fantastic – the ceremony would not have been the same without the quality of your performance and so many people have commented to me on what a wonderful touch it was to the ceremony to have such great live swing music. As for the evening reception – just fantastic, especially the last set when it was time to really party! Thank you so much in helping our wedding day be such a wonderful memory. I do hope we will get the opportunity to see your band perform again soon, if you have any gigs in South Wales do let us know!” Dave & Jules Lindsay
Buckinghamshire (Solo Piano & Vocals)
“Dear Olly, very many thanks for providing the “music throughout the evening” at my Charity Banquet last Saturday evening. It was all just exactly what I wanted and I have already received much praise for your choice of music and its delivery… the overall event has raised in excess of £6000 for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance. I really appreciated your input into my Banquet evening. Best regards, Archie Legg” (Mayor of Beaconsfield)
Surrey (Jazz Swing Trio)
“Dear Olly, a very big thank you to you and your band for the wonderful music you provided for my party. I have had nothing but praise for you all, a pity it had to end at 12 O’clock but always better to end on a high! Again very many thanks, Jill Jobling”
Portsmouth (Jazz Trio)
“Hi Olly, you did indeed go down really well! I have given some cards out to a some suppliers who are interested in booking you guys in the future. Kev, my husband purchased a CD from you, and we have been playing this over the weekend, fab!!
Thank you again Olly – you guys were terrific!”
Joy Ward, Headway Gala Event
Brighton (Jazz Trio)
“Olly, So pleased it went well – the feedback we received was fantastic! We will definitely keep in touch and hope to be able to use the Jazz Soul Boogie function band again. Take care, Janice and Lynne” (Distinguished Destinations for Thames Management Services event at the Brighton Hilton Metropole).
Hi Olly, Philipp and I are now back from Honeymoon – back down to earth with a bump at work, of course! Thank you so much for your big part in our wedding which was fabulous. I think I tried to be involved with so many people and events – desperately trying to be everywhere and not miss a thing, that some of it’s a blur….. I do remember everyone (including myself) dancing and having a great time…and then of course there was the encore. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an encore request at a wedding.
The great thing, of course, is that I hope we are able to relive some of those memories in the future, so I shall keep an eye on the Jazz Soul Boogie website for any gigs that we can attend and look forward to seeing you again. Take care of yourself and please send our thanks to the rest of the band.”
Alison & Philipp Lohmann
“Olly, both Sally and I would like to say again how pleased we were with everything you did for the wedding. All of our friends were very impressed with the ‘sound’ and we thought the whole performance was very professional indeed! It made the evening entertainment something really special. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Thanks again!”
Justin & Sally Hughes
Oxford (Solo with the Magdalen College School Big Band)
“Dear Olly, many thanks for Friday evening’s performance. It was much enjoyed by everybody and caused a lot of comment here. The children loved it! The boys who played with the band were suitably thrilled and had lots of good vibes from their peers.
Many thanks and best wishes”
JM, Director of Music, The Dragon School
High Wycombe (Quartet)
“Hiya Guys!! Thanks so much for such a good time on the 25th you were fantastic and Toby and I really enjoyed ourselves, you were also so very popular with everyone else!!
Good luck to you all and thank you again for being a part of out very memorable day!”
“Dear Olly and the rest of the Jazz Soul Boogie Band!
Just wanted to say thank you again for a fab night on the 14th August!! The ‘Magic of Macmillan’ event, raised a fantastic £2500! As a result of many other fundraising events and ideas over the past two years we have managed to raise a massive £13,000 for Macmillan! This money will go a long way to providing the expert care and practical support that people with cancer and those close to them most need. You helped to make the evening a special one, not to be forgotten. Hope you all got home safely & look forward to meeting up with you all again at some point in the not too distant future! Take care and best wishes.”
Clare & Pete Greatorex
Oxford (Jazz Quartet)
“Dear Mr Wedgwood, thank you so much for your recent kind donation raised at a fundraising concert in Oxford. We are delighted to be the recipients of this gift. It is only with the help of our supporters that the charity can raise the £678,000 needed in order to continue to provide the services here at the Hospice. Please pass on our thanks to the band [Jazz Soul Swing Trio] for their support.
The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity”
Gloucester (Jazz Quartet)
“Dear Olly, from a big fan of yours in years gone by, it’s great to see you are still entertaining in music. I know for certain in my heart that I want to book one of your function bands for my wedding next year (7th May 2005) it’s just a question of which one! Keep the demos coming in as I’d love to hear your bossa sounds. Eat yer heart out, Jamie Cullum!
Bath (Jazz Trio)
A brief note to thank you and for all that you did to help us make Saturday evening such a successful party! So many of our guests have congratulated us on finding you. we all thought that you gave a very professional touch to the whole evening. It was a shame that everyone took so long to finish their dinner, otherwise we could have had more time dancing! Your selection of music and the volume was just right!!!
Rosemary and I wish you ongoing success wiith your work in this field. We will certainly recommend you to our friends who may need some good music for their parties. Renewed thanks to you all and very best wishes.
Graham and Rosemary Richardson”
Fallowfields Hotel, Oxfordshire (Quartet)
This is so long ago you have probably forgotten all about it, but we are finally writing to thank you for the excellent job you did playing at a wedding at Fallowfields on Saturday, 8 May this year. We were really impressed with the way you threw yourself into the spirit of things and catered to everyone’s random requests! The rendition of sweet Caroline is a highlight of the wedding video. We do hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Best wishes and thanks again! Lisa and Mark”